Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Learning a new language

Each day as we go in to check on the babies we learn a whole new language. There are blood gases, heart problems, case studies, etc. So much to try to understand and many things that Ryan and Christy have to make decisions on. One of the blessings of being in a University Hospital is that they have learned so much that can benefit your children. One of the downfalls is that they also want to study your children. I guess you can't have one without the other. When I was here 30 years ago they did the same thing only it was me and my pregnancy they wanted to study. Knowledge can't be gained without observing. Here one of the excellent nurses explaines how Ethan is doing.
I thought that this was a cute picture of Ryan and Christy as they check on Ethan. It is so hard to only be able to look but not touch.Emily has several different machines hooked up to her incubator. The nurses are so diligent in their care and we are so thankful for their expertise and compassion.
Here I am with Ryan and his father Dennis by Ethan's incubator. We are so blessed to be able to help each other through this time.

Christy is so cute. She is up walking around, visiting the babies, chewing on lots of ice and blogging it all for her family and friends. She and Ryan have remained so strong throughout this time. Of course they are scared for the babies and don't know what the future holds but they have faith that Heavenly Father knows what is best. I admire how they rely on each other and remain strong in their faith.


Brenda E said...

How early are the babies? Christy and her hubby look good for such an ordeal can be very scary. I am sure it helps to be there and see any type of improvements.

Tammy said...

Brenda, Thanks for all of your good wishes and prayers. The babies were only 23 weeks gestation so they are 17 weeks early! The Doctors and Nurses here are amazing and they keep a good eye on the twins. They are both doing better than we expected. There are some heart issues and of course their lungs aren't developed but we are blessed to live in a time where modern medical technology can assist them. Thanks again.

Cristi said...

They are so lucky to have your support! You are one awesome lady! You guys are all in our prayers.